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How might Covid impact food company strategy?

Simon Harvey assesses what food manufacturers can take forward from their experiences during the coronavirus pandemic....

Big Food's VC-style funds: the investments so far

Our guide to some of the in-house venture-capital funds operated by the world's major packaged-food companies....

Data shows tackling CO2 is good for business

Companies are increasingly convinced reducing carbon emissions can have a positive impact on market demand, reputation and even supply chain...

Why 2020 was not a victory for big CPG brands

2020 was the year in which, in the US, big brands fought back, as shoppers sought comfort in what they knew, right? Not necessarily, writes...

Latest Interviews

The women shaping the future of food 8 Mar 2021

Lucy Britner

Lucy Britner speaks to key players at in-house VC and innovation units about the food trends driving change and what the industry can do to encourage more female entrepreneurs.


How could food industry M&A take shape in 2021? 4 Jan 2021

Dean Best

We speak to four experienced M&A advisers about how they expect deal-making in the packaged-food industry to take shape in 2021.

Latest News

Vibrant Foods extends M&A spree with ethnic-food maker Fudco 8 Apr 21

Simon Harvey

Vibrant Foods, an investor-backed Asian-style food business, has struck yet another UK deal in the same category.


Latvia's Dobeles Dzirnavnieks to acquire AB Baltic Mill 6 Apr 21

Simon Harvey

Latvian food company Dobeles Dzirnavnieks has struck a deal for a pasta and grains business in Europe.


Mars launches insect-based cat-food 31 Mar 21

Simon Harvey

Mars' pet-food division is launching a new animal-free cat-food brand following recently announced investments in its production capabilities for the category.


Eurazeo Brands invests in pet-food firm Ultra Premium Direct 31 Mar 21

Simon Harvey

Eurazeo Brands, a Paris-based investor-owned business, has taken a stake in a pet-food company in France.


Unilever to close France factory as soup demand goes off boil 30 Mar 21

Dean Best

The consumer-goods group has announced plans to shut a plant in Europe amid limp demand in the category the factory serves.


Post Holdings vehicle 8th Avenue to buy Ebro's Ronzoni pasta brand 29 Mar 21

Andy Coyne

US-based 8th Avenue Food & Provisions, a consumer products holding company established by Weetabix owner Post Holdings, is to acquire a local pasta brand.



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